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Discover Benelux | Hotel of the Month | Belgium
HOTEL OF THE MONTH, BELGIUM
Home has a new address TEXT: HARUN OSMANOVIC | PHOTOS: HOTEL BRISTOL
Bearing the name of the Norwegian creator of an international hotel group, Olav Thon, the THON Hotel Bristol Stephanie in Brussels offers rooms to fit the needs and the budget of every customer, from the businessman to the couple on a leisure holiday. The hotel in Brussels is one of the group’s top-end locations in Belgium. Its interior is of the most exquisite taste, a fine mix between classicism and elegant vanguard aspirations with a colourful splash. It will satisfy the demands of the purists as well as those with the most modern of tastes. Located on Avenue Louise – a ten minute walk from the Grand Place and very close to the European district – the THON Hotel Bristol Stephanie welcomes you for business or leisure on Avenue Louise 91-93, 1050 Brussels. “What we strive to do, is offer our clients an at home experience in all circumstances,” says Alain Vanbinst, general
manager of the THON Hotel Bristol Stephanie. That indeed is one reason why this establishment offers some of the largest rooms in the city – from 35 to 45 square metres. Two suites on the top floor of the building are more akin to a studio than your standard hotel room. What’s more, the at home experience approach goes way beyond… If you are in town regularly, you might want to leave your suits on site: Vanbinst’s team will dryclean them and have them ready for your next visit, returning them as they were left in your room. Or the team might even surprise you with a peignoir, a luxurious dressing gown, with your initials on it.
freshness of the food served by the executive chef Sébastien Lemmens. The menu is recomposed every ninety one days, and the current highlights are the king crab ravioli in a Bourbon vanilla sauce along with chards sautéed in curcuma, wok cooked cod or a simple yet exquisitely original Ninety One burger. “We want our guests to discover new tastes and have fun with them,” concludes Vanbinst. Now you know where to go to on your next trip to Brussels, the only caveat is that one visit at the Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie might make home feel a lot less like home… you’ve been warned. www.thonhotels.be/bristolstephanie
With the same state of mind, on the ground floor, the Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie invites everyone to the restaurant Ninety One which opened a few weeks ago. The splendid furniture in turquois, olive green, mustard yellow and bright colours reflects the energy and
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